Mumbai: Even after spending almost four years in Bollywood, Rajneesh Duggal is yet to taste box office success. The model-turned-actor who made his debut in Vikram Bhatt’s 1920, blames it on his more successful past as one of the handful of successful male models in the country.

Rajneesh feels that while models have it easier, given the very-organised structure of their industry, model-turned-actors however find it difficult to adjust in B-Town. And that is because as models previously, they hardly ever faced stiff challenges. He points out, “Being a person who comes from a modelling background, I can say that they are spoilt like anything. After a certain point, there aren’t many challenges to look forward to. That’s also the reason why most of them feel saturated in their profession.”

The 32-year-old’s last big screen appearance was opposite Karisma Kapoor in Dangerous Ishq, that didn’t create any buzz at the box office. But Rajneesh prefers to take all the experience in his stride. He’ll be next seen portraying an enigmatic character in a psycho-thriller and he’s currently practicing hard to get the character’s nuances right.

Rajneesh further adds that the transition from ramp to big screen has been eventful for him but not without surprises. “Earlier, I used to think that memorising the dialogues and delivering them in front of the camera would be the most difficult part.

But now it comes quite easily to me. There are other challenges like shooting under the blistering sun or unfavourable weather and the list goes on. It’s one heck of a ride out there!” he concludes.


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